Around 150 cultural societies belonging to various colleges of Delhi University signed an open letter calling for restoration of extracurricular activities quota which was scrapped in the admission process this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We the students of the pan DU Extra Curricular Circuit stand together in solidarity against the University of Delhi’s decision……..” The open letter to the Vice-Chancellor reads. It further said that the challenges faced due to the pandemic are understandable, DU should have consulted stakeholders before revoking such a revolutionary educational reform.
“The move rips apart the university’s cultural fabric and creates a void that engulfs any scope for artistic growth at the college level and beyond,” The letter said. “Anything less than a proper restoration would be a deplorable setback, and would surely taint Delhi University’s reputation at the national and international level.”
The letter has been signed by societies from various DU colleges including Miranda House, Hindu, LSR and many others. Moreover, the students have started an online campaign and Instagram account for the same as well which has 700+ followers. Many current and past ECA Students have come up with the need and significance of ECA quota in a student’s life by retelling their stories.